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People Killed During Muslim Stoning Ritual

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 12:01 pm - January 12, 2006.
Filed under: General,War On Terror

Nope, they weren’t stoned but stampeded. I’m just surprised anyone thought that no one would die in this “symbolic” stoning ritual. When will these folks come into the 21st Century and celebrate life instead of death?

Recall the words of the Islamic folk hero that US Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) once praised.

“We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the big difference between us.”

-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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12 Comments

  1. Actually this happens every year during the hadj

    Comment by Larry Bernard — January 12, 2006 @ 12:50 pm - January 12, 2006

  2. Sheeesh, what a bunch of self-righteous and prejudiced garbage.

    So Muslims stampeded during a religious ritual. At least symbolically they are doing it for a noble purpose, it is the casting out of sin, the rejection of the devil.

    We in the West have killed people in stampedes many times. Only we do it over rock concerts, soccer games, one-day sales, etc. So who is the most virtuous?

    Quit dancing that Church Lady superiority dance Bruce. Your not entitled. The only thing of value in your statement is that they need to move into the 21st century. But thats in order to learn better methods of crowd control. They should talk to Disneyland.

    And for the record, I don’t like Islam. I think it’s a terrible religion, a great evil in the world. But thinking that doesn’t justify prejudice or ignorance when describing its followers.

    Comment by Patrick (Gryph) — January 12, 2006 @ 1:07 pm - January 12, 2006

  3. #2 — So, you brag about not having a blog, refuse to identify yourself, BUT you presume to tell someone who does have a blog and does identify himself what he should and shouldn’t post on it?

    No wonder you’re a lib.

    Comment by V the K — January 12, 2006 @ 1:11 pm - January 12, 2006

  4. I also am also amused when someone equates something done in Modern Islam to something done in Christianity 800 years ago to demonstrate that both are equally bad.

    Comment by V the K — January 12, 2006 @ 1:13 pm - January 12, 2006

  5. Yeah, GP was off since it symbolizes stoning the devil – not exactly a celebration of death. But, it seems a harmless post.

    I have to admit, when I read this I thought “Jeesh, every year…you might want to rework the logistics.”

    Comment by Jeremy — January 12, 2006 @ 1:32 pm - January 12, 2006

  6. Actually the trampeling -persay- isn’t ritualism

    the trampeling is accidental

    Comment by Larry Bernard — January 12, 2006 @ 2:01 pm - January 12, 2006

  7. Maybe we should send Patty Murray over there as an “observer” so she can get close up and personal with the guys hauling rocks. Then she can appreciate her so-called “culture of life.”

    Regards,
    Peter Hughes

    Comment by Peter Hughes — January 12, 2006 @ 2:45 pm - January 12, 2006

  8. I also would tend to agree that this has less to do with the philosophical underpinnings of Islam than it does bad crowd control.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — January 12, 2006 @ 6:40 pm - January 12, 2006

  9. Numbers 2, 3 and 9 are pure narcisitism. The stampeding deaths that occured yet again this year are syptomatic of the ills that prevail in modern Islam in that region of the world, and perhaps worldwide.

    More importantly, and more specifically, the quote by an Islamic folk hero – “We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the big difference between us.” – speaks volumes about the problems of modern (and perhaps historical) Islam. Such statements and beliefs, especially when widely embraced by a large number of people, are of concern to every American.

    The regular repeated tragedy of stampeding deaths is demostrative of a culture that neither values the lives of it’s own members nor the lives of others.

    Comment by Dave — January 13, 2006 @ 5:41 am - January 13, 2006

  10. If you look real, real, real close on the extreme left hand side of the mass of zealots… is that Dick Durbin in a turban from Illinois? It sure looks like him.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — January 13, 2006 @ 9:51 am - January 13, 2006

  11. GCB/NAR… to quote Barry Goldwater: “It’s a sick bastard that hides behind anonymous names and then expects to be respected.”

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — January 13, 2006 @ 2:04 pm - January 13, 2006

  12. Every year there is a stampede. What sucks is that this could have been prevented. Saudi Arabia follows the Hanbali school of jurisprudence. Most Muslims follow the Hanafi school of jurisprudence. The former is considered to be quite strict and rigid. Hanafi jurisprudents have ruled that pilgrims may stone the three pillars the day before, if they would like, so as to alleviate the crowd problem. Saudi Hanbali jurisprudents ruled that, no, all pilgrims must do it at the same traditional time. Furthermore, one of the titles of the King of Saudi Arabia is “the Custodian of the Two Holy Places” (Mecca and Medina). It’s his responsibility that all goes well – and the Saudis have been failing almost every year. These deaths are unnecessary.

    Comment by Muslihoon — January 14, 2006 @ 1:38 pm - January 14, 2006

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